What’s this about?
Most councils have successfully implemented remote attendance by councillors at meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some councils have called for the option of remote attendance by councillors to be made available to them on an ongoing basis to encourage a greater diversity of representation.
The NSW Government is seeking feedback from councils and others on the proposed amendments to the Model Code of Meeting Practice for Local Councils in NSW.
This includes non-mandatory provisions that allow councils to permit councillors to attend council and committee meetings remotely by audio-visual link in certain circumstances.
The proposed amendments are set out in the consultation paper.
Have your say
Submissions can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The email subject should be labelled ‘Remote attendance at council and committee meetings’ and marked to the attention of the Office of Local Government’s Council Governance Team.
Have your say by Monday 3 May 2021.